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5 reviews | 4.2 out of 5
This is an excellent baking book filled with great recipes, helpful tips, and other baking knowledge. If you want to have only one baking book this is it. The very close runner up would be 'Baking with Julia'. The book was formatted similar to the TV show, America's Test Kitchen, which is about teaching you how to cook BETTER. I am an experience cook and I learned a lot from it.
I wasn't sure I needed a basic baking book like this because I do so much baking from a variety of books already, but I was given it as a gift and have tried several recipes. Every one has turned out perfectly. Even basic cookie recipes that don't seem different from things I've already tried turned out better than ever. America's Test Kitchen is picky about techniques and ingredients, but the recipes are easy, the notes are helpful, and the specific steps really do make a difference. This book would be perfect for the new cook or the experienced one.
As usual, America's Test Kitchen does it right! They take all the guess work out of baking with proven recipes and recommendations for bakeware, appliances, etc.
I wanted so many recipes from the book and found this is the best price to buy it.